Morucci’s Si Mangia Bene, Walnut Creek CA
Zach’s youngest brother suggested we try Morucci’s Si Mangia Bene in Walnut Creek. Since we were disappointed by the let down of the morning, we hoped for a good lunch. When we drove up, we could see this place is popular, so our spirits lifted a bit.
August tries the Reuben her first time at any restaurant that has them. This one had the standard corned beef with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing on rye bread, and also sweet hot mustard, sprouts, and Bermuda onion slices. The added zing from the horseradish in the sweet hot mustard makes this a Reuben that’s more memorable (in a good way).
Zach’s oven roasted turkey sandwich was on fresh dutch crunch bread, which was crunchy on the outside and tender on the middle. The oven roasted turkey was flavorful, “just like you’re having leftover turkey the day after Thanksgiving.” The particular Swiss cheese used was mild and the vegetables were fresh, making an all-around good sandwich.
Stop by for a sandwich or maybe a salad, although you should be prepared for a long line in a crowded space. Grab your beverage from the refrigerator before placing your order, or else other patrons will glare at you. There are tables outsides to eat in the fresh air (and away from the people you inadvertently offended by trying to get a bottle of water from the fridge behind them).